Here's What's in Store for Your Love Life This Month According to Your Zodiac
(March 21 to April 19)
Let old love die a natural death, along with all the bad juju 2016 brought on. It isn't the easiest thing to say bye-bye to old baggage, but if you peel off the Band-Aid of old hurts now, you'll have the rest of the year to enjoy a fresh start and a clean slate. Bury the hatchet when it comes to ex-boyfriends, ex-crushes, and ex-loves. 2017 is promising you a lot of good change, but before that comes along, you've got to commit to never looking back.
(April 20 to May 20)
Don't rock the boat, Taurus—you're in a pretty awesome place as it is. It may not seem like you've got the best love life ever right now, especially if you're a single girl who can't wait to meet her match or if your relationship is getting *yawn* super boring. Here's your challenge: flip your perspective and consider what is working for you. We promise you, there's a lot that's actually pretty cool and this calm, no drama zone where you're at is an incredibly enviable to most lovelorn folks.
(May 21 to June 20)
You don't have to put up with a bad situation any longer, Gemini. New Year's resolutions don't always work, but regardless of that, promise yourself that you're never settling for less than what you deserve, especially when it comes to your love life. Your heart may be weepy at the moment, so trust your mind to get you out of sordid circumstances at the moment. Your rational, logical side is your saving grace right now—justify the decision to aim higher and ask for more and your heart will eventually follow.
(June 21 to July 22)
Do you keep falling for a certain type? Break free of the mold and open your mind and heart to a wider range of looks, personalities, attitudes, backgrounds, and beliefs. You don't have to pin your ideal partner down to a stereotype, Cancer. When you box yourself (or him) in, you may miss out on a lot of opportunities for love that can bring exciting changes to your life. Meet new people, expand your social circle, and know that you're not required to commit to any one person straight away. Keep yourself free.
(July 23 to August 22)
January may test your patience as far as love goes—and we all know how you love moving things forward when they seem to stagnate. Every relationship has its uncomfortable moments. When things don't go your way, do you give up easily and move on without trying to make it work? This year is asking you to resist the temptation to jump ship straight away and to hang in there. If you've wanted to make a connection with a guy who's been hard to get a hold of, give it time.
(August 23 to September 22)
Commitment is the main issue this month. How into your relationship are you, really? To make things work—through long-distance relationships, issues with the parentals, or through stressful times at school—you're going to have to go all-in and make sure your partner's just as committed as you are. The "struggle" doesn't end when you and your guy finally get together...a relationship involves just a new level of effort from both of you. Have a serious talk to figure out each other's expectations—make sure you are both on the same page.
(September 23 to October 22)
It's one thing to get super obsessed about your celeb crush, your favorite fandom, or your token 1D love...it's a whole other issue when you're crazy obsessed over someone IRL. Keep calm, girl. Yes, you're completely infatuated over your seatmate's brother's football teammate, but don't treat him like an out-of-reach celebrity to fawn over behind the scenes. He's a real person—just like you. Get a hold of reality, sprinkle yourself with a serious dose of maturity, and make a commitment not to fangirl when you're finally introduced.
(October 23 to November 21)
Keep your options open, Scorpio. Now is not the time to zone in on just one guy. Getting too serious too quickly may just leave your heart broken, especially when you're way more into him than he's into you. Know that you've got a ton of options as far as relationships go. There's no need to tie yourself down to just one guy at the moment. Play the field wisely, guard your heart just enough, and keep yourself open to the many delicious possibilities that are available to you on the love front this year.
(November 22 to December 21)
If you've had some rough experiences with some immature guys before (sigh, high school guys—what do you do with them?), it's time to change things up and redefine your "ideal." Guys who can't take commitment seriously are great for group hangs, summer flings, and the occasional flirt-a-thon over text. But when you find yourself falling and he becomes unavailable or elusive, it’s time to rethink your love life strategy. Finding yourself commitment-ready? Go for someone who's mature enough to handle something a little more serious.
(December 22 to January 19)
When was the last time you sat down and traced the history of your love life? Go back in time to your first crush, your first kiss, or your first relationship. Looking back on the ups, the downs and the major failures can give you a good sense of where you are now. You've grown a lot over the last couple of years and you deserve a pat on the back for surviving your love history. Going back in time can empower you to decide on where you want your love life to go next.
(January 20 to February 18)
Sometimes, love makes absolutely no sense. This month, abandon logic (even for a moment) and just go with your heart—even if it means going for a guy who you would never, in your right mind, ever go for. Keep your head above water, make smart decisions, but leave yourself some room to let your feelings lead the way. It takes a brave dreamer to trust the heart—it's not always easy! Allow yourself to make mistakes, sometimes the highs of an unexpected love are actually worth it.
(February 19 to March 20)
Take your time this month, Pisces. Maybe your love life is at a standstill for good reason. Self-preservation is kicking in as the New Year rolls in, and sets the tone for the rest of the year. Take careful, planned steps when it comes to choosing who you go out with, who you take to prom (or whose prom you choose to go to), and even who you don’t let into your heart. Your love life will experience movement, but only when you've developed enough self-awareness. 2017 is calling you to analyze love situations before diving in.
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Today, I am sharing my mother's story. I wish my mother was a constant in my life, like an angel who guards you to sleep and comes right there when you called. But angels come back home too, in heaven where they always belonged, and my mother went back a little early. My mother died when I was 13 years old. My last memory of my mother: Letting go when you are not yet ready is a very cruel thing that one has to ever experience. It is a sudden wave of total sadness and desperation crashing into your very core.
On the 28th of July 2013, we went to a resort in Bataan for the employees’ getaway. My parents own a 7-11 franchise, and it had always been a tradition to give their store clerks a get-together every year. I remember very well the last breakfast I had with my mother. The Sunday morning sky was clear and sunny, and the sea was calm and tranquil as we ate our breakfast on a cottage under the tall palm trees. She shared with us a strange dream she had the other night. She dreamt about an unknown woman holding an ice pick chasing her down on a dimly lit street, then she woke up just before the woman could grab her arm. We never knew what that dream exactly meant and now, I wished I never knew its meaning. After breakfast, my family and our employees decided to take a swim at the beach. The day was nice. The morning air may be chilly but the sun’s kiss on our skins gave us warmth. It was perfect. Everything is fine and the tides are low which made it very enjoyable to swim. We swam a little farther from the shore and we stopped to the point where the water reached our shoulders. We were talking about the good things in life and reminiscing the good old days. Those are the things that I’ve always loved about my family because I never had a meaningless conversation with them.
A few moments later, we heard a panicking call for help from one of our store clerks. It was Rachel. She was struggling to keep her head above water. She was already drowning but the odd thing was, she was only a few feet away from us. At first, we thought she was just playing around until we felt the sand in our toes dissolving like powder. It felt like as if the seafloor submerged deeper. I remembered sighting the shore and it seemed so close yet very far away. We were all panicking at that time. No one knew how to swim except my mother so without having second thoughts she swam towards Rachel and called out to my father, “Yung mga anak mo! Dalhin mo sa pampang yung mga anak mo!” and I never thought I already heard my mother’s last words to my father. I was paddling like a dog, gasping for air, as I say a little prayer to God to take us all back to safety. I felt my father grabbing our swimsuits, trying to lift our bodies so we can breathe even though he was also struggling to keep himself alive. Once I felt my toes touch the ground, there came a veil of relief that covered my whole body. As soon as my father and my sister made it to the shore we started calling out for help. There were no lifeguards on duty at that time, no personnel, nor guards. I saw my mother already floating in her stomach. We sighted a boat sailing nearby, we waved our hands and called for their attention. They almost ignored us because they cannot comprehend what we were trying to relay but the good thing was a passenger in the boat noticed my mother and Rachel in the water.
My mother’s body was laid on the shore. She was unconscious and her whole body was pale as white. My father performed CPR but my mother couldn’t get the water come out of her mouth because the food she ate earlier got stuck in her throat and blocked the passage. A concerned tourist offered his car to deliver my mom in a nearby health center or a clinic of some sort since the hospital was miles away from the beach and she needs immediate care. My father told us to stay in the hotel room and prepare mom’s belongings so that if she wakes up she has fresh clothes to change into. My sister and I finished packing our things and waited for our father to pick us up from the hotel. I was crying and I couldn’t stop myself because I was afraid to lose my mother. I couldn’t imagine what my life would be if I lose her that day. Moments lasted until we heard a knock on the door and it was my father, crying, and apologizing to us. He hugged me and my sister tightly and saying, “Sorry, anak, sorry hindi na uuwi si mommy, sorry hindi ko nasagip si mommy”. And that was the moment I felt sinking into the ground. I never knew what to feel at first. I was numb because my worries were now actually a reality that I have to live in. I was at shock because I am now one of the kids in those cliche teleseryes who lost a mother at an early age. We went to the health center to settle everything. The clinic was very small and it sure did lack equipment. He told us to stay in the car. I wanted to see my mom, but I know he never wanted us to see her like that. I didn’t know what to feel. I was having high anxiety levels that my stomach is churning and I wanted to vomit. I got off the car and entered the health center to find the restroom. When I was finding my way around, I passed by the emergency room. I saw my mother lying in a foldable bed, lifeless, her hands dangling from the side of the bed, she has violet bruises on her skin, and her body was partially covered with a white towel.
That is when it sunk into me that she’s dead and never coming back. My father asked the others to just commute back to Manila because what we need right now is comfort from our family. The drive back home was one of the most painful memory I had as a kid. My father was in the steering wheel crying his eyes out. We drove from Bataan to Pampanga. We went home to my grandmother’s house, the nearest house that we can call “home” because how are we still going to be “home” without her?
Once we reached Pampanga, we stopped over to the gas station and my father made some calls to our loved ones to tell them that my mother passed away. He then called my aunt to help him arrange for the funeral. We got home and my grandmother hugged us and told us to get some rest. Already tired of crying, I went to sleep for a while. I woke up and for a second, I thought everything that happened the other day was all just a dream. That she was there in Manila, sitting on the couch reading some furniture magazine, waiting for us to go home. But that’s how cruel life is, right? I got up and weirdly, I felt sands in the bed. It was gray, just like the ones on the beach. I thought maybe it was just dirt but it was a fair amount to believe that maybe she visited us before she left. - ?
- The part of how I conquered the grief of her passing is shared in my personal blog. I felt the need to share my story with everyone since she's the woman I look up to. Feel free to visit my personal blog too when you have the time. I love writing my stories. Thank You! link: http://qkathreece.wixsite.com/kathreecequizon/post/breaking-waves
Hello! Sharing my first story in Wattpad!
TITLE: Whisper to the Stars AUTHOR: https://www.wattpad.com/user/withniji
GENRE: Teen Fiction/Romance STORY LINK: https://my.w.tt/Y3HeLPe9K7
Description: Ingrid Gianna "Gigi", a breadwinner of her family, has kept her feelings hidden for Hayme, her long time high school crush, because she has too much responsibilities in life; believing that she has no time for love. But, no matter how hard she tries to suppressed it for years, fate always finds its way....like it was already written in the stars.
A Quarantine Love Affair
I saw him today, — just to deliver some cookies I was selling. It was sunset. He went inside the car and stayed there for maybe 15 minutes, or 10, or maybe less. We just talked. Well, I talked. And he listened. As we do. And he sat in the backseat while I sat in the front.
My dad was waiting outside the car. We didn’t get to feel each other, not even touch our hands. I just blurted out all the stories that came to my head without thinking. I knew I wanted to fit as much words as I could in the small window of time we had. It felt like we were meeting again, for the first time, but it was comfortable. Familiar. And as I was telling him about another crazy shenanigan that my father had encountered, he leaned his head on the back of my seat and looked at me and smiled and listened.
And that picture will always be displayed on my mind, hung up with a dark colored frame protecting it. It was the best view I’ve seen all week and it made 3 months of not seeing each other feel insignificant. It was just us, my stories, and the quiet hum of the engine.
COLLEGE SURVIVAL TIPS: IS BEING ALONE MEANS WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH, OR ELSE, MAYBE IT'S JUST YOUR OWN WAY TO SURVIVE.
College is a Matter of Survival. It is more on trusting and relying on YOURSELF, alone. College is not a race, it's like a journey, a journey of hardships, circumstances, and challenges that, to some extent, will push you to give up, so you must set your goals and take risks. College is far from being a junior or senior high school, so there's no more room for easy-going attitudes.
It is better to suffer now than to regret your actions in the future. I've learned these things and continue doing it right now. College made me realize that you'll meet temporary people in your life, some of them stay, but others not, they vanish, and soon you become strangers to them. It's okay to make friends, but you must know how to set your limitations with them. Also, don't forget to think wisely, there are some whose only seasonal friends. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that you accompanied each other, and still, you have yourself. Being alone doesn't mean you avoid people coming into your life, it's just that, you know how to distance yourself from people you don't feel to get along with, and that's OKAY. The thing about college is, you'll meet different types of people who will help you to open up your mind to be more matured enough to the point that you will become more understanding rather than start an argument. There's nothing to be afraid of being alone, you just need to accept the facts and consequences.
Little by little, you will witness yourself develop from how much you've grown, and be grateful for that because you overcome those situations that trigger you to give up. I share these things with you that may be applicable to your upcoming college life and leaving this message to you. 'Don't hesitate to take risks to success, it will be paid off someday. Let God help you and do your very best.' #CollegeSurvival
What more can I say? Secrets are the phantoms haunting us and the people around us. It serves as a constant reminder that you were dishonest. I always think of them as silent whispers lingering on our ears and our minds. A secret does not only destroy you, it destroys the one who cares about you. Many are willing to pay for their secret, the question is, how much are you willing to pay for your own?